Colony guard’s late-season push drawing eye of college scouts

There was a specific point this season at which Colony guard Everett Turner began to draw the eye of more college scouts, something he hopes will continue at a high-profile showcase on Saturday. Colony will take on Mission Viejo at noon in the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School, where the senior hopes to continue a tear that began following the Titans loss to Mt. Baldy League rival Montclair Jan. 4.

The 6-foot-2 combo guard is averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and four steals since Jan. 4. The streak includes a 41-point game and 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a rematch win over Montclair on Jan. 18.

In two recent games, he had a 20-point, seven-steal performance, then scored 19 points in three quarters of a blowout victory.

Turner has a scholarship offer from UC Riverside and has received increasing interest from Fresno State, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, UC Santa Barbara and Wyoming.

“We challenged (Turner) after that loss to Montclair and he’s just been going crazy out there,” Colony coach Jerry De Fabiis said. “Every week I get a call from a different college coach.”